World Series 2009: Advantage Yankees

Superstar sluggers, superior pitching tip the scales in the Yankees' favor

Updated: October 29, 2009, 10:41 PM ET
By Sahadev Sharma

Since the Phillies clinched the NL pennant Oct. 21, I've been eagerly anticipating a Yankees-Phillies World Series matchup.

Of course, most had hoped to see the Yankees take on the Dodgers, especially Fox and Bud Selig. The obvious storylines were there with that matchup: Los Angeles vs. New York, Joe Torre vs. the Yankees, Manny vs. the Yanks.

The intrigue would have been there, but would it have been a competitive series?

The Dodgers didn't look as if they belonged ...

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